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Alone In The Crowd

  • And David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because all the people were bitter in soul, each for his sons and daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God. 1 Samuel 30:6 ESV

    David was distressed. He and his men had wept until they no longer had the strength to weep. When they returned to their town, they had found it burned to the ground and all of their wives, children and belongings had been stolen. Now the six hundred men, who were Davids trusted friends, spoke of killing him themselves. David was alone in the crowd.

    David turned to God for the answer. He asked God if He should pursue the Amalekites, and the Lord answered him that day and told him to pursue, for he would recover all. David and his men went after a much larger enemy force, defeated them, and brought back everyone and everything that had been taken from them. Nothing was missing (1 Sam 30:19).

    Sometimes it is just you and God, and you have to make the best of it. Especially when those that you once trusted, turn into your enemy. When the world turns its back on you, He is still there. When you feel alone in the crowd, God is still there.

    When David was completely alone, he turned to God and received the answer because a word from the Lord changes everything. Talk to God, build yourself back up, ask Him for the answers, strengthen yourself in the Lord. Whatever you do, dont give up because God is able to help you recover all and make a bad situation, a victory.

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!  God our Father in Heaven will 'NEVER LEAVE US NOR FORSAKE US', that is something to live by and know that his love will never fade!  Thank You God for always loving us through the journey of our lives!  Amen!
May 1, 2015
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Thank you to those who offered words of encouragement yesterday,  my brother did not make it, he passed away.  Please continue to pray for us, we need it, I need it. Thank you. Yes,  he did say he would never leave our forsake us! Amen,  In Jesus name, I pray!
May 1, 2015
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Pam Stauffer
Pam Stauffer I sometimes feel that way....But I know God is trying to tell me something...I will just walk through it and wait on what God is going to do with me....:-)
May 1, 2015
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Valerie  King
Valerie King Amen. Be blessed on this day and all have a great weekend. 
May 1, 2015
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Amen,  TYL for this word on today,  I so needed it for this is how I'm feeling
May 1, 2015
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Prayers of God's Peace & Comfort to you and your Family
May 1, 2015
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley Amen
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Jessie Spriggs
Jessie Spriggs Amen
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Alane Grosz
Alane Grosz I will walk with my Lord today.  He is faithful and with give me strength. 
May 1, 2015
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Alane Grosz
Alane Grosz Prayers for you and your family.  Your brother has received the ultimate healing.
May 1, 2015
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Nunny Mack
Nunny Mack Thank u lord for  the victory
May 1, 2015
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Nunny Mack
Nunny Mack Prayers going up
May 1, 2015
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Martin Snyder
Martin Snyder Thank you for this bit of reassurance this morning, you hit the legendary nail on it's proverbial head - again! God Bless you and all of our Refreshing Hope family 
May 1, 2015
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan Breathern been struggling- with Myself- daw- key self!! Instantly things change when We humbly step into His presence! Every time!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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J D  Williams
J D Williams HE IS ALWAYS OUR HELP IN TIMES OF TROUBLE DON'T FORGET TO ALWAYS LOOK TO THE HILLS FROM WHICH COMES ALL THE HELP THAT WE WILL EVER NEED......
May 1, 2015
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome God is my supplier and provided my all Hallelujah amen
May 1, 2015
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Caroline Ibarra
Caroline Ibarra Thank you for this word. My sister is going through a tough time in her marriage. I was saying something similar to her about a month ago. I told her to stop worrying and get back to including Him in her daily life, and ask Him to direct her steps. To stop trying to fight every battle herself. The police were called yesterday after he became verbally aggressive. Thank God it didn't get physical. But she told me, she will no longer try to stay and fight for half of all property and assets, she just wants him to give her 3 months, so she can save to move out. I also told her, even though they're are going through this, she still needed to pray for him and forgive him. 
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd So sorry to hear that Gail, may the Lord bring peace to your family during this time in Jesus name.
May 1, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd I'm so sorry, Gail, Dion and I have both lost a brother as well. May the Lord keep your family close and bring His peace to each of them <3!
May 1, 2015
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Marlene Anglin
Marlene Anglin So Sorry for your loss, Prayers for you and your family!
May 1, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield God  is the ONLY one who listens! This past Sunday, after church, I was freezing cold on the way home because the weather changed;it was COLD  and windy!; However, I neglected to bring a jacket or sweater because it was warm when I left the house! (I don't drive. I rely on my feet/legs  to take me where I need to go!)Well, you may not believe this (my son didn't!) but one block away, lying on the curb, I found a discarded hunting vest--fully lined, with 6 huge pockets that all had convenient Velcro closures! (I can't manipulate buttons due to arthritis) Inside one pocket was a nearly full  pack  of cigarettes---LOL! So, God really does listen!
May 1, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Haha, I love that, and love that He attends even to the small details, like the velcro!
May 1, 2015
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Cynthia Nortey
Cynthia Nortey God alone is the answer to every problem.  God bless you Pastor..Have a wonderful weekend. 
May 1, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady When we try to fix things ourselves we are often disappointed with the results. When we take it to God in prayer , He never disappoints us!
May 1, 2015
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Sheri Stewart
Sheri Stewart with faith as your center all the strength from God will sustain you
May 1, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt A victory does come from a bad situation. Nothing is ever wasted with God. Thank You, God for directing me, being behind, before and beside me. I trust that You will,and are in charge of all my life.
May 1, 2015
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Adrian Labuschagne
Adrian Labuschagne This message is awesome as it relates directly to where my wife and I are at right now. It reinforces a exhortation I heard many years ago "READ THE WORD, ITS ALL IN THE WORD!!" Praise you for your wonderful blessing - may Jehovah's Grace shine in abundance upon you and your family.  
May 1, 2015
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Reinhard Blefgen
Reinhard Blefgen Amen 
May 1, 2015
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Caroline Ibarra
Caroline Ibarra Awesome testimony...a couple of years ago my husband was without a job. I was working, but one income is tough to survive on. Well he was hired by a company that required he train about 45 mins away, for 2 weeks.I was grateful he got a job, but how the heck were we gonna gas up our Mercedes for the daily trip. We had $100 to last for 2 weeks til I got paid. I told my husband it'll work out we'll scale back on groceries etc. Two days before training is to start, I'm walking in our condo complex with our Grandson. He wanted to go right and I wanted to go left. Well I follow him and he drops his toy on the grass. What do I see literally stuck in between the blades of grass? $100 bill. Mind you it was so windy that day and it was stuck right there for me to find. I know that was God because it was a very public place. Needless to say God is always on time. Sorry this was long just wanted to share my testimony. Just trust in Him.
May 1, 2015
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Albert Chau
Albert Chau This can't be more true in my life... "don't give up because God is able to help you recover all and make a bad situation, a victory". Praise the Lord.
May 1, 2015
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin Amen yes God can the key is trusting  Him cause He already knows our situation. Once we learn to trust God. We can rest in His peace.
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen
May 1, 2015
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli So sorry for your loss Gail.  It has been many years since my brother passed but I know how you feel (he passed 3 months after my Dad) and my Mom followed 2 years later.  It is just me and my sister.  I still miss them but life goes on and it does get easier.  May God comfort you and your family.
May 1, 2015
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Theresa Smith
Theresa Smith All I can do is fight the tears from falling and say THANK YOU JESUS..no never alone.....
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH!!!!
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Cheryl Wilson
Cheryl Wilson Amen
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Deleted Member Yes victory is our through Jesus.
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Deleted Member Amen, its all in the Word.
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Deleted Member Yes, we give Him our all, He takes our all and turns it into something great.
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Deleted Member Yes, if we have the faith, God will sustain us and bring us through any problem or situation we face. He is our deliverer.
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Deleted Member Amen, through all my years of serving Jesus, He has not one time ever disappointed me.
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Deleted Member Praise The Lord, He is the answer to all our problems and worries. He cares and loves us so much. 
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Deleted Member Gail, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother, please know you and your family are in our prayers and most of all Jesus is right there to give you peace and strength in Jesus Name. Amen
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Deleted Member Thank you Jesus for always being there.
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Mahlet  Tsegaye
Mahlet Tsegaye Amen . God is good.
May 1, 2015
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Jeanie  Fleming
Jeanie Fleming Peace comes when I discuss things with God.  No one understands me like He does.  I love that we can go to Him directly and it doesn't cost us a single thing, and increases our wealth in love, understanding, strength, peace and joy.
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Love your msg!
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Eliza S
Eliza S Amen..I know I'm never alone anymore snice Jesus came into my life and was a forgiving loving God. All I can say is Phil. 3:1 and also from my heart... hallelujah. Jesus cuz without  u I do not fear alone for u promised  me you will never leave me or forsake  me. Amen. 
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Eliza S
Eliza S Sorry I meant phil1:3 :)
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Lucas Napo
Lucas Napo Today the church is being persuid and persecuted by the world. We need the same spirit of David.........
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  The Source of all strength.
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Carletheia Linnen
Carletheia Linnen AMEN!!!
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin I'm a witness!!!
May 4, 2015